Level C2

Make it to the top!

In November 2011, the Level-C2 DELE examination (DELE C2) changed its format to comply with the Common European Framework of Reference.

DELE C2 is the highest and most advanced of the six learning levels established in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. It certifies the level of Mastery.

The DELE C2 certifies sufficient linguistic competence to perfectly handle any kind of situation, proving a spontaneous capacity of adaptation to any context, with a great deal of semantic and grammatical precision. The language users express themselves fluently, with a high degree of specialization and complexity.  

The DELE C2 examination consists of three tests:

  • Test 1: Use of language, reading and listening comprehension (105 minutes).
  • Test 2: Integrated skills: Listening and reading comprehension, and written expression and interaction (150 minutes).
  • Test 3: Integrated skills: Reading comprehension and oral expression and interaction (20 minutes) (and 30 minutes for preparation).

A “passing” grade is required for each of the tests that a candidate sits during the same examination session.

The maximum possible score on the examination is 100 points.

A minimum score of 20 is necessary for each of the three tests. The final grade is either PASS or FAIL.

IMPORTANT: In the writing test, you must follow the instructions strictly given in the statement of the test, about number of words and text format.

Sample examination papers can be accessed (as a PDF file) using the following links: